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Joshua Barr

4.9
(11 reviews)
Lambeth, SW4
6 years in business
1 total staff
11 hires on Bidvine
11 reviews


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Meet Joshua

My name is Joshua, and I’m a multi-instrumentalist with a Grade 8 distinction in clarinet, saxophone and piano. I provide music tuition for students of all ages at all levels, from beginners to intermediate students. I offer piano and music theory lessons that are customised to meet the individual needs and goals of each individual student. My engaging teaching style ensures that each session is both fun and enjoyable whilst providing a structured learning approach that’s necessary to achieve tangible results and helps students achieve their musical goals. I'm happy to help you read music, or play by ear; I find that both are highly useful skills, depending on your aim, and I can also help prepare you for any exams. On a personal note, I studied at Oxford University and, having taught in schools for the past 3 years, I gained significant expertise on how to help students develop their abilities and hone their skills. I'm also a self-taught guitarist and singer, and I can teach singing as part of the lesson to instill a sense of confidence and poise that is required for a successful stage performance. I offer a free trial lesson just to be sure you are satisfied and happy with my service before committing to booking and paying for lessons. I believe in patience and perseverance, not just talent, and I am committed to helping you take your skills to the next level and accomplish your musical dreams. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Customers told us this pro excelled at communication, work quality, responsiveness, punctuality, value, and professionalism.

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Ross H.'s review on 11 Jun, 2020

Josh is a phenomenal piano teacher. Just try one of his lessons, and you’ll agree! I bought a digital piano in January this year, having never played the piano before and having last played a musical instrument when I was in primary school (20+ years ago). In less than six months, thanks to Josh’s tuition, I can play songs by Gregory Porter, The Beatles, Lewis Capaldi, Taylor Swift, Adele, Razorlight and Robbie Williams. The best thing about Josh is that he will teach you to play the piano how YOU want to play the piano. Can’t really stress how awesome that is. He’ll listen to what you want to do and put together a completely bespoke and tailored lesson plan to enable you to do that. He ensures that each lesson is engaging and fun (and is extremely supportive), but also ensures the “boring” stuff [in my opinion] like scales and sight reading and piano theory keeps ticking along in the background. You almost don’t notice you’re getting better at it. Lining up Josh to be your piano teacher is a no brainer – get in quick before all his slots go…


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Polly W.'s review on 14 Mar, 2020

Josh is an encouraging and enthusiastic piano teacher. His lessons consist of teaching a range of different methods including chords, scales, rhythm practice and learning sheet music. He adapts the lessons to the music that you like and sends you an email summary after each lesson which is great to refer to during the week. I would definitely recommend him as a tutor :)


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Gary l.'s review on 12 Mar, 2020

Not having played the piano at all Josh quickly analysed the easiest method to teach me how to play chords and begin to read music. He simplified everything so that I understood finger placement etc. I would absolutely recommend Josh for his professionalism, good humour and patience!. Plus I really look forward to and enjoy my weekly lesson.


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Nigel h.'s review on 12 Mar, 2020

Joshua has a relaxed but professional manner, and is supportive and encouraging, which makes lessons enjoyable and effective. I particularly like his email summaries with suggested practice following each lesson.


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Florent l.'s review on 11 Mar, 2020

Joshua knows well how to tailor my lessons that kept me both progressing and motivated for the last 2 years. His patience and gentle nature make him a perfect teacher and I highly recommend him!


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Peter U.'s review on 10 Mar, 2020

Josh is a brilliant teacher. He listened to and understood my goals and ensured each lesson was tailored to meet these whilst always being enjoyable. He clearly has an in depth knowledge and understanding of the piano and music theory, and is able to teach different forms of playing (classically with sheet music, playing by ear, identifying and understanding chord progressions etc.). Most of all he is highly communicative, happy to correspond outside of lessons with any questions/queries and flexible with scheduling. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a young and enthusiastic teacher to inspire and drive their playing and musical education forward.


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Sam J.'s review on 10 Mar, 2020

Josh has been the best investment I have made in the last 5 years! A great teacher, very supportive, and very encouraging. I like how he tracks your progress so even when it is hard, you can see that you’re moving forward. If your looking to improve on piano - from a beginner or someone like me that was self-taught and ‘dabbled’ - book some time in with Josh!


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Eugene D.'s review on 30 Dec, 2019

I have been working with Josh for the past 2 months on the piano. Josh is great at understanding what level you are at, and what your goals are. He teaches with a fantastic balance of theory and song work, so you essentially learn what you'd like to play while also learning the more theoretical side of the music. Josh provides weekly, in-depth, feedback emails and spreadsheets, that track every step of progress that you make, which is amazing - I couldn't recommend a teacher more!


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CJ G.'s review on 25 Mar, 2019

Josh is an extremely good teacher - encouraging and flexible. My goals were / are particularly wishy-washy, and yet he's patiently taken the time to give me a solid foundation in the basics and, more fundamentally, bang out a recognisable portion of Hey Jude.


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Anna H.'s review on 18 Sep, 2018

I've loved my piano lessons with Josh! He has been really friendly and patient and I've made lots of progress since he's been teaching me. Would definitely recommend!


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Location

Lambeth, SW4

This pro delivers their service remotely over the phone or internet
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Business hours

Mon

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tue

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Wed

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Thu

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Fri

8:00 am to 4:30 pm


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